December 5 is...
Sacher Torte Day
A bit of "Sacher Torte" History: A Piece of Vienn
More on the Sacher Torte: Vienna Takes the CakeThe Original Sacher-Torte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832 and the original recipe remains a well-kept secret of our hotel. Only the Original Sacher-Torte is produced according to this original recipe. The basis of the entire confection is a chocolate cake, thinly coated by hand with best-quality apricot jam. The chocolate icing on top of it is the crowning glory. It tastes best with a portion of unsweetened whipped cream. Source: A Piece of Vienna
Since more than likely everyone will not be making a trip to Vienna today what about some recipes of somewhat duplication?
4-Star Sacher Torte (Recipe)
Sachertorte from Epicurious (Recipe)
Of course, as with any recipe, you will always find variations...
Sachertorte (German chocolate cake) (Recipe)
And, if you are not a baker, there is always the nearby bakery or shop online...
Bennison's Bakery, Evanston, Illinois
Is your mouth watering yet?